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Merck Selects TIBCO as Exclusive Smartconnect Technology Provider

  • 07 June, 2005 14:30

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p>
<p>MERCK SELECTS TIBCO AS EXCLUSIVE SMARTCONNECT TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER</p>
<p>TIBCO’s Visionary Approach, Proven Solutions Cited as Key Reasons</p>
<p>PALO ALTO, Calif. – June 7, 2005 – TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX), a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business, today announced that Merck &amp; Co., Inc. has selected TIBCO as its exclusive, global provider of integration software and related services.</p>
<p>TIBCO’s solutions enable Merck, a leading research-driven pharmaceutical products and services company, to provide a common information-exchange infrastructure as part of its global IT enterprise hub strategy. TIBCO® technology enables effective and efficient data exchanges among Merck internal applications, as well as with all of its external partners, affiliates, customers and suppliers. All lines of business within Merck with IT projects focused on application-information integration will standardize on TIBCO’s solutions.</p>
<p>Merck selected TIBCO because of the company’s well-established leadership in the business integration marketplace based, in part, on its award-winning integration framework proven to dramatically improve the reliability, flexibility and scalability of the IT infrastructure and provide a significant return on investment.</p>
<p>“TIBCO demonstrated a proven track record of implementing a secure and robust method of transferring data across critical business platforms that will enable Merck’s current and future application integration needs,” said Clark Golestani, chief architect and executive director, Merck and Co. “Utilizing the TIBCO solution will enable Merck to gain the maximum value out of existing enterprise-wide assets while allowing us to respond more quickly to existing and new business opportunities.”</p>
<p>“This agreement with Merck demonstrates TIBCO’s continued leadership in providing integration solutions to organizations throughout the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries,” said Ram Menon, senior vice president, Worldwide Marketing, TIBCO Software Inc. “TIBCO enables its customers to deploy solutions that provide real business value – such as increased profitability and operational efficiency – and positively affect a business’ bottom line.”</p>
<p>About Merck
Merck &amp; Co., Inc. is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first. Established in 1891, Merck discovers, develops, manufactures and markets vaccines and medicines in more than 20 therapeutic categories. The company also devotes extensive efforts to increase access to medicines through far-reaching programs that not only donate Merck medicines but help deliver them to the people who need them. Merck also publishes unbiased health information as a not-for-profit service. For more information, visit www.merck.com.</p>
<p>About TIBCO Software
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX) is a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business. Real-Time Business is about helping companies become more cost-effective, more agile and more efficient. TIBCO has delivered the value of Real-Time Business, what TIBCO calls The Power of Now®, to over 2,000 customers around the world and in a wide variety of industries. For more information on TIBCO's proven enterprise backbone, business integration, business process management, and business optimization solutions, TIBCO can be reached at +1 650-846-1000 or on the Web at www.tibco.com. TIBCO is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.
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Christine Lion
TIBCO Software Inc.
+61 2 9458 2121
clion@staffware.com.au</p>
<p>Fiona Martin
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